County Digest

May 18, 2012

Fund raising event

Greenstreet Gardens hosts its 10th annual "Family FUNdraiser" for Tracey's Elementary School from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian. Event features train rides, face painting, an underground slide and more. Information: 410-867-9500, ext. 218, or go to

'Stones in His Pockets'

The Dignity Players presents Marie Jones' award-winning play about a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot. Show runs May 31-June 9 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. For tickets and more information, call 410-266-8044, ext. 127 or go to

Demolition derby

The Anne Arundel County Fair presents a "Nationwide Demolition Derby" at 7 p.m. June 2 (gates open at 4 p.m.) at the fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Admission is $12, $5 for children 6-12 and active and retired military with ID. Information: 410-923-3400 or No coolers, alcohol, pets or outside food allowed.


Bowie Community Theatre will hold auditions for its production of "Dracula," written by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston, at 7 p.m. June 11-12, with callbacks on June 13, at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive. Readings from the show will be used. Performance will be held Fridays-Sundays, Sept. 28-Oct. Information:

Home and garden tour

The Eastport Civic Association's 7th annual Home & Garden Tour takes place, rain or shine, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 10. It features 10 unique homes and gardens in a quiet, less known area of the west side of the Eastport Peninsula, between Boucher Avenue and Spa Creek. Participants will have an opportunity to see behind the front doors and into the gardens of these homes located on Boucher Avenue, Moss Haven Court, Quarter Landing Road, Miami Avenue and Wells Landing. Tour begins at the corner of President Street and Moss Haven Court. Tickets are $20 until June 2; $25 thereafter. Tickets and information: and businesses.

Food allergy awareness day

The Bowie Baysox will hold "Food Allergy Awareness Day" as they host the Reading Phillies at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Prince George's Stadium. It's an opportunity for fans with food allergies that would typically keep them away from a baseball game to spend an afternoon at the ballpark in an allergen free environment. Fans attending will have the option to watch the game from the Gluten-Free Suite or the Food-Free Suite. Gluten-Free Suite tickets are $14.50 and include a voucher for a hot dog on a gluten-free bun, chips, regular soft drink and a gluten-free cookie. Food-Free Suite tickets are $12. The suites will be cleaned extensively before the game and will be kept clear of all food during the game. Fans will be permitted to bring bottled water and soda into the suite during the game, and can choose to watch the game from the luxury box or an outdoor balcony in front of the suite. Information: 301-464-4865 or

Golf tournament

Archbishop Spalding High School will host the annual Lt. James Love Alumni Golf Tournament at Queenstown Harbor Golf Courses on June 7. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 10 a.m. The tournament was established in memory of the 1977 graduate, a U.S. Navy pilot who was lost during Operation Desert Shield. Registration includes greens fees, a bag of gifts, lunch and dinner. Players also have the opportunity to participate in golf competitions including longest drive, closest to the pin and a hole-in-one. Registration and information: 410-969-9105, ext. 256 or

Music festival

This year's Silopanna Music Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville. The complete lineup will be announced June 11. Tickets and information:

Caregiver workshops

A "Caring for You" workshop, offered by the Department of Aging and Disabilities, will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Free workshop will deal with dementia, caring for others and caring for oneself. Information: 410-222-4464, ext. 3043 or

Summer nature camps

Registration is open for Adkins Arboretum's summer nature camps in June and July. Fees vary and registration is required. Registration and information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or

Museum open house

The Captain Salem Avery Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road in Shady Side, has resumed its Sunday open house schedule from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 2. Information: 410-867-4486 or

Study of old age

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